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Tuesday 8 October 201913.00 to 14.00

In this month’s BME Network Reading Group, we will be reading Audre Lorde’s Uses of Anger and excerpts from Beloved by Toni Morrison.

We will explore the use of anger in political organising, black feminism and alternative visions of liberation.

Audre Lorde and Toni Morrison are both powerful black feminist writers who inspired the theme for Black History Month this year.

For a copy of 'The Uses of Anger' click here

For a copy of 'Beloved' click here

I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge – even wisdom. Like art.

- Toni Morrison


Black Futures

We must act in the present to make our future what we want it to be. ‘Black Futures’ asks us how we want to move from surviving to thriving. ‘Black Futures’ asks us to reclaim history for ourselves… because history is political and so is our future.

What is the BME Network

The Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Students’ Network is a place of support, acceptance and activism. This year we’ll be running the Decolonising UCL campaign, working to close the BME attainment gap, supporting the fight for free education by resisting changes to higher education that hit BME students the hardest and fighting for free crisis accommodation for students in need.